The face of 32000 students
Kirsty Lloyd trained professionally as a dancer for 10 years, starting at the age of 11. Now aged 32, she's an intercalating medical student at Leicester University and head of the BMA's Medical Students Committee, representing the United Kingdom's 32 000 medical students. Nadeeja Koralage finds out how she got there
No, dance used to be my life. I did my first degree at the London Contemporary Dance School. After this, I was an independent, contemporary dancer. I would audition for jobs, and sometimes got them, or sometimes not.
Working in the allied health professions was looking increasingly attractive. I did my research and talked to as many people who worked in these areas as possible—apart from the doctors, that is. It was actually this group of people that I found too scary.
But when I did look into medicine, I realised that it was this profession that would put me in the best position to help dancers once I had qualified. They had the most power when it came to time and money spent on research on dance injuries.
I don't think you ever let go of dance. I still remember the day when I was sitting in my room